June 11, 2012

Media coverage of 2011 riots ‘was disgraceful’

The following article was published by The Voice on June 10th, 2012. MEDIA COVERAGE of last summer’s riots has been heavily criticised in a damning new report seen exclusively by The Voice. The weighty 10,000-word draft report, […]
June 9, 2012

The ‘enduring mystery’ of Maurice Bishop’s remains

In 2010, I published a book titled Time to Tell – the Grenada Massacre and After….  Grenada Diary 14-25 December 1983.  As the title suggests, the book is mainly a diary I kept on a visit to […]
May 21, 2012

Gerry German, fighter at the barricades

The following article was published by The Guardian on May 20th, 2012. We said farewell to Gerry German last week, in a cavernous church with extra chairs laid out, but still standing room only. Alex Pascall, the […]
April 23, 2012

Boris Johnson ‘has done virtually nothing to tackle youth violence’

(Click on the image above to read this article in The Guardian’s website) Boris Johnson has done “virtually nothing” to tackle rising serious youth violence, according to a former senior London government officer who drew up the […]
April 22, 2012

Black and minority ethnic staff face ‘disadvantage’

(This article was originally published by the Times Higher Education) Efforts to promote race equality in higher education have petered out and had “little impact”, a conference has heard. Speaking at the British Sociological Association’s annual conference […]
April 15, 2012

Britain honours Dr Geraldine Connor

Two gala events were recently held at the Theatre Royal in Stratford and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, to honour the late Dr Geraldine Connor, director, a celebrated Trinidad-born musicologist, singer and producer for her contribution to […]
March 10, 2012

Remembering Malcolm X’s visit to Smethwick

Civil rights campaigner Malcolm X changed the course of  history when he visited the British town of Smethwick, in the West Midlands, during a period of heightened racial tension in 1965. He was invited to Marshall Street […]
March 6, 2012

Boris J. youth violence strategy: ‘sabotaged’ and ‘a shambles’

Boris Johnson’s undertaking to get to grips with knife and youth crime was one of the most welcome of his pledges during the last mayoral campaign. Since moving in to City Hall he’s put time and energy […]
February 21, 2012

British Town of Smethwick Honors Malcolm X

Smethwick is honoring Malcolm X, who died 47 years ago. The American black activist visited the British town just nine days before his assassination and helped defuse racial tensions there. In order to preserve the memory of  that […]
January 12, 2012

Police to Stop and Search Less?

The following letter was sent to the London Evening Standard on January 12th, 2012. At long last police in London have acknowledged what young people, communities and academic researchers have been saying for decades and particularly since […]

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